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2010-03-18

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ul li 1 in 7 accidents result in a fatality in fixed gear aircraft BR li 8 of 10 fixed gear accidents...

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My First Month As A Student Pilot
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The LORAN System
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The Nature of Certainty
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Night Accidents
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Good Judgement
font size 1 color 339966 b Good Judgement b font br P Even the best instruction will not suffice if the...

Additional Endorsements
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Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFR)
P Broadcast by ATC to warn air traffic to remain clear of areas such as open air affairs forest fires space launches crime scenes ...

Timed Turns
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Holding Patterns IFR
The shape of the holding pattern was based upon a requirement that older gyro instruments be allowed to settle down in a turn The...

IFR Rated Pilot
ul li 1 accident in 4 459 hours in IFR conditions BR li 1 accident in 61 900 hours in...

Crosswind Takeoff
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Growing Up As A Pilot
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Emergency Trim Use
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Preparation
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Courtesy
P Airport courtesy extends beyond the rules of right of way Don #39;t use strobe lights on the ground Give preference to aircraft which operate on...

Imminent Stalls
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Short Field Takeoffs
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As a Licensed Pilot
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Scanning (instructor notes)
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Alcohol
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Measures
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Mountain Accidents
li 40 more than in flatlands BR li 155 higher at some airports ...

Performance Sheet ASEL
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Test After Failure
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Universal Aspects
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Where Accidents Happen
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Spins Were A One Time Thing In 1914
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Pilot/Owner Maintenance
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Operation of Airplane Systems
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Medical Certification
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Utilizing Hood Training
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Historical Midairs
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Minimum Equipment List
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Why Ground Reference?
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A Need to communicate
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